What Laws Should Pass By Majority Vote?
I’m not for using reconciliation for healthcare — I’m just not.” said Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). “If we couldn’t get a bill through the Congress that had broad support, I said we shouldn’t have a bill.”
This is an interesting position it seems to me and begs the question - what bills should pass by majority vote? What about tax cuts? Landrieu voted for the Bush tax cuts in 2001, which were passed via reconciliation. Or how about the prescription drug benefit bill? That passed 54-44. Landrieu was a yea vote.
I guess the answer is - it depends. To Landrieu, THIS bill should not pass with less than 60 votes. But other bills should pass without 60 votes. Whatever. In any event, Landrieu can vote No if she likes. And if 50 Dem Senators do not want to pass a health bill, well, that's the way that goes sometimes.
Speaking for me only
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